Meet Sandeep Chaudhary, an IPS officer, who provides free coaching classes for UPSC, SSC and other competitive exams to the students of the Valley.
In almost everyone’s life, there would be a role model who inspires them to walk through the untrodden ways in life so that they could stand out from the rest of the world.
Sandeep Chaudhary, Superintendent of Police is one such role model for the society. He hails from Punjab and was first posted in Jammu. He did his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Indira Gandhi National Open University.
While he was preparing for his UPSC exam he did not take up any coaching classes; as they were expensive so he took guidance from his friends and seniors while preparing for the exam.
After taking charge of his duties in Jammu, he decided to bring in about a change in the society by making it a point that expensive coaching classes are not at all mandatory to clear these exams.
So he started “Operation Dreams” on May 30, 2018, to provide free coaching classes to aspiring youth for competitive exams like UPSC, SSC, J&K Sub-Inspector and banking exams.
His initiative was administred for the students who are facing financial and academic hurdles. As the coaching classes for competitive exams would cost them around Rs. 1.3 lakh – 1.6 Lakh he has put forth this initiative as a means to curb down their financial hindrance.
“Getting through tough exams is possible even without attending expensive coaching classes. I feel the youth don’t get much exposure in Jammu while preparing for competitive examinations. My small step aims to provide a platform to such aspirants so that they could achieve their goals.” He added (from Better India).
He started the operation with 10 students. He religiously gave two hours from his busy schedule to the coaching classes (from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.).
Initially, the classes were conducted in his office chamber but within a few days the number of students raised to 150 which compelled him to change the spot. So he shifted his classes to Rani Plaza Banquet Hall in Nai Basti, Jammu.
The same year, 38 out of these 150 students qualified through their written test for the post of Sub-Inspector in different wings of Jammu and Kashmir Police.
Out of those 38 students, Moin Khan is one amongst those who qualified. Moin Khan from Thanda Pani Village, Jammu who worked as a pizza delivery boy and car washer has now turned into a police officer.
Recently he was posted to Shopian. As his generous initiative gained momentum, he has started off his classes in Shopian on June 14 with 6 students.
This morning, the first class of ‘Operation Dreams’ in Kashmir. Last year, we started with 10 students in Jammu. This year with 6 in Shopian. The environment can not be an excuse. #Educate #youth #Kashmir #dignity #Careers pic.twitter.com/l4I0i2iHXT
— Sandeep Chaudhary (@Sandeep_IPS_JKP) 14 June 2019
Even though he is providing free coaching classes, he is also utilizing his initiative as a means to fight against the drug menace in the Valley. He feels that by giving an appropriate direction to the youths there would be a decrease in drug consumption.
Apart from being a watchdog of law and order, Sandeep Chaudhary is a true inspiration for everyone. On one side he is performing his duties and on the other, he is the messiah for the unprivileged layer of the society who aspire to dream big.